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Gear

Best of the Best Survival Gloves

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Sometimes the most practical and important items receive the least amount of consideration in our plans. Among these things gloves might certainly be a contender for the crown as they are vitally important pieces of personal protective equipment that will see more or less constant use in the aftermath of a major disaster. Our hands are the main mechanism through…

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Prepping

How to Prep Gluten-Free

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Gluten-free, gluten-intolerant, gluten-sensitive. It can be hard to keep track of all these different terms and even more difficult to know what they all mean. But, gluten is everywhere in our food these days. So, it’s critical that you understand exactly what gluten is and what it means for your prepping efforts. Here’s what you need to know: What Is…

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Gear

10 Ways to Improve Your Bug-Out Bag

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You might think if you have been prepping long enough that you have your bug-out bag and its load out completely perfect. Down pat. Ideal. Maybe you do, and will end up proving me wrong, but I will still go on and assert that there is always something you can do to improve your BOB itself, or just the way…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week: June 28th – July 4th 2020

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Hello Pack. Happy Independence Day, and Happy 4th of July! With everything going on in our country right now, it is more important than ever, both as Americans and preppers, to remain keenly aware of this nations’ past and focus on preserving the greatest nation in the world for future generations. Being concerned about what kind of country we will…

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Camping

How to Lock Your Tent at Your Campsite

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I used to belong to the group of people who inherently trust that others aren’t going to fiddle in your camping gear while you are out hiking or at the beach/lake. Not anymore. This was after an incident where every single tent in our circle of friends – there were six tents pitched around the fire pit – was opened…

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Homesteading

Is Rainwater Collection Illegal?

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Is the harvesting of rain illegal? The internet seems to think so, at least some parts of it. For clarity, when I say “harvesting of rainwater” I am referring specifically to the collection of rain falling from the sky before it hits the ground, not taking water out of an aquifer, reservoir or anything else. If anything was ever going…

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Survival

How to Survive With a Disability

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Let’s be real: Surviving a disaster is a monumental task for anyone. But, when you have a disability, getting through a SHTF scenario mostly unscathed is even more challenging. Unfortunately, there are few resources out there for people with disabilities when it comes to prepping for a disaster. This lack of information leaves people who might already feel unsure about…

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